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Old 10-21-2011, 01:09 PM
 
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Rip loves to hunt.

So I let him go bear hunting in NC with a guy that has taken him many times.

Today I get a call Rip has cut one of the pads on his foot but, will be fine.....

OK...did the vet put him on any meds????

No...we just gave him a shot of penicillin.......

I told them to take Rip to the nearest vet.......

Now I find out this happened yesterday.

These guys just do not want to take the time to take Rip to the vet.

So, I gave the local vet the handler's phone number and they will pick Rip up and do what is needed.

I am SO mad.......

Rip will stay at the vet until I drive to NC and pick him up at the vet's office.

This is VERY nice of the vet but, of course I had to put a $500 deposit on my visa card.

That part is understandable but, they had spoke with my regular vet.

So, in a few hours I am off to NC.

About a 12 hour drive.

I won't make it tonight, the vet would be closed anyway.

Thanks for listening.
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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oh dang!!

fwiw ... bailey cut a pad on one of her feet pretty good a couple of years ago and healed up pretty quickly with just "my" doctorin' ....

safe travels!!
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara CA
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Sorry you have to deal with this. A 12 hr drive.... no fun. Hope Rips foot heals ok.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:01 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Well that sucks.

I've twice had to have major stitchery done on sliced dog paw pads. IIRC, if the stitching-up isn't done within hours of the injury, then there's no point in doing it because the cut edges get hardened and can't really be stitched up? In which case the vet did all he or she could do at the time.

In any case I hope Rip's foot will be OK.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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Well that sucks.

I've twice had to have major stitchery done on sliced dog paw pads. IIRC, if the stitching-up isn't done within hours of the injury, then there's no point in doing it because the cut edges get hardened and can't really be stitched up? In which case the vet did all he or she could do at the time.

In any case I hope Rip's foot will be OK.
Thank you...Rip is in surgery right now.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Thank you...Rip is in surgery right now.
Surgery???? Did something worsen???
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:06 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Thank you...Rip is in surgery right now.
Go, Rip go, and heal fast dude!
Now he'll have an "honorable scar" or whatever AKC calls it when a hunting dog gets injured in the field.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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Surgery???? Did something worsen???
I think they just put him under to cut away the necrotic skin and stitch it.

He is awake now and has a pink wrap.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:21 PM
 
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Go, Rip go, and heal fast dude!
Now he'll have an "honorable scar" or whatever AKC calls it when a hunting dog gets injured in the field.
Thanks.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I think they just put him under to cut away the necrotic skin and stitch it.

He is awake now and has a pink wrap.
OK, I feel relieved now.

I'm angry, though -- right along with you -- about how the situation was handled. Not cool. AT ALL.
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